The pianist's expansive sonic palette and textural resourcefulness has provided a welcome jolt of unpredictable sound to an array of settings. He performs Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
It's rare to be able to catch the Oakland multi-instrumentalist playing his own music and leading his own ensemble, which is one reason Tuesday’s gig at the California Jazz Conservatory is particularly intriguing.
The Bay Area jazz scene’s most acclaimed Hammond B-3 player has forged an array of musical relationships. He wants to manifest as many of them as possible at the Freight on Sunday. Also: 2 Brazil Camp gigs.
Oakland avant-cabaret singer, composer and electronics maven Amy X Neuburg will shed unwanted possessions in her site-specific performance 'Gets Rid' at BAMPFA on Aug 15. Also: San-São Trio on tour.
One of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists plays the Freight Aug. 13; Other recommended gigs: Sibarg Ensemble and Johnny Talbot and De Thangs.
The Persian-American singer/songwriter performs Saturday at the Freight with a stellar band and her mentor, acclaimed Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat.
Dred Scott, never a conventional musician, even within the precincts of jazz, makes a return to Berkeley Sunday performing with a trio at the Back Room.
Founder Khafre Jay incorporates political and social consciousness into his own music and his nonprofit encourages positive, change-oriented hip-hop.
The tenor saxophonist and his colleagues form an incredibly distinguished quartet at the Cheese Board most weekends.
Through his Krip-Hop Nation organization, Moore brings a plethora of artists to the Ed Roberts Campus and other local venues with the Disabled African Musicians festival, starting Tuesday.
When Isaac Lee arrived at UC Berkeley, he was frustrated that there was no music club focused on Korean rap and pop. So he started one.
There is almost too much to choose from on June 30. Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, the saxophonist David Murray and the percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, and Endangered Blood are all playing.